Top Menu

Archive | Features

More on the Hounds and future of Loudoun County baseball

Even under the best of circumstances it’s hard to finance new-ballpark construction, but as VIP Sports & Entertainment found out, financing a new facility for the Loudoun Hounds ended up being a losing proposition — and there’s no money to move forward. Yesterday we covered the developments surrounding legal moves initiated by the developer of […]

Continue Reading

Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Professional baseball teams are always looking for a new way to reach fans, and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) have come upon a unique marketing tool: a Kickstarter campaign to finance and promote a Schaumburg Zombies night at Boomers Stadium. You can view the Kickstarter campaign here. The premise of Kickstarter is simple: supporters […]

Continue Reading

No more Alexandria Aces for 2013

Putting a team in partially condemned Bringhurst Field didn’t end up working out for the independent United League, as the Alexandria Aces have reportedly folded. A report in the Brownsville Herald quotes United League Baseball chief executive officer John Bryant as saying the team’s season is over, and that the league’s schedule will be accommodated […]

Continue Reading

It’s the Alexandria Aces for 2013

The Alexandria Aces (independent; United League Baseball) are officially returning to Bringhurst Field, as the indy circuit signs a lease that will work around the dangerous portions of the historic ballpark. As you’ll recall, late last season a different version of the Aces — this one playing in the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League — pulled […]

Continue Reading

Did bidding process save money on new Saints ballpark? City says no

Though the end contract with Ryan Companies to design and build a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark came in $500,000 under original estimates, St. Paul officials say a competitive bid process didn’t actually save any money. City of St. Paul officials initially awarded the design/build contract to Ryan on a no-bid basis, […]

Continue Reading